When SharePlex was installed, a file named install.log was installed in the SharePlex product directory. This file contains a record of all files created on the system by the installation program. When you run the uninstall program to remove SharePlex, it reads install.log to determine which files to remove.
If you select the Automatic uninstall option, it removes the following components for all instances of SharePlex (all SharePlex services on all ports):
Use the Custom uninstall option to remove specific files while leaving the others intact.
The uninstall program does not remove the following components.
Perform these tasks in the order shown.
Before you remove the SharePlex software from the system, follow these steps to stop and remove each SharePlex service on the system. If you remove SharePlex first, you cannot use SpUtils to stop and remove the service and must do so from the Services utility of the Windows Control Panel.
From Start menu, click Programs, then navigate to the SharePlex program folder and click Uninstall. Alternatively, you can use
the Windows Control Panel as you normally would to remove software.
In the Select Uninstall Method dialog box, select an uninstall option.
Select Automatic to remove everything listed in Files removed by the uninstall program. This is the recommended procedure because it is the cleanest way to remove SharePlex from the system. Click Finish to execute the uninstallation.
Select Custom to selectively remove files. Use this option only if you must retain some files while deleting others. You receive a series of prompts to remove different sets of files.
Changing and removing Windows Registry components may be harmful to the system. Contact your System Administrator for assistance if needed.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432\Node\Mortice Kern Systems
This uninstaller does not remove the SharePlex database objects. All SharePlex objects are installed in the SharePlex schema or database that was specified when the Database Setup portion of the installation was performed.
Important! If you intend to reinstall SharePlex or MKS Toolkit, they will not reinstall unless these Registry entries are removed.
Use the SharePlex license utilities to view and add license keys to hosts in the SharePlex replication environment. Each installation of SharePlex requires a valid license key. There are three types of SharePlex license keys:
The current license model for SharePlex is to license for a specific host, which depending on edition is licensed by core(s) or socket(s) and specific message repository (i.e. database, JMS/text files) etc. Specifics of license terms should be obtained from your account manager.
If you do not have a valid license key, you may obtain one from Quest Technical Support or your Quest sales representative. Use the appropriate procedure in this documentation to obtain the necessary information to support your license request.
On Unix and Linux systems, separate utilities are used to:
Use the splex_uname utility to collect information about the local host that is required for Quest to generate a license key. Run this utility from the install sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory.
The information is similar to the following example:
Local system info: Host Name = irvspxu09 Host ID = 2198894273 (831076C1 HEX) Operating System = SunOS Machine model = SUNW,UltraAX-i2 CPU Type = sparc9 CPU Speed = 500 Number of CPUs = 1
Use the splex_add_key utility to add a license key to a machine during the installation of SharePlex or afterward to convert from one type of license to another.
You can use the splex_add_key utility as follows:
To run splex_add_key
If SharePlex is running, shut it down.
Run splex_add_key from the install sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory.
Choose the appropriate option for how to install the key:
SharePlex License Utility 1) Read license key from file 2) Enter license key manually 3) Add license key for alternate host q) Quit License Utility Enter option:
Note: Use option 3 when installing on secondary nodes in a cluster. To install SharePlex in a cluster, see Installation and setup for Oracle cluster .
If you are entering the key manually, type the license key exactly as you received it from Quest, including the SPLEXKEY= string if one prepends the key, any spaces, and any capitalization. Press Enter when finished typing the key.
Enter the SiteMessage text string provided by Quest with the license key.
Note: If you selected option 3 to install in a cluster, the utility continually prompts for another machine ID to license, until you exit the license utility.
Use the splex_get_key utility to view the SharePlex license key, license type, and expiration date on a machine. Run this utility from the install sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory.
The information is similar to the following example:
$ /splex/proddir/install/splex_get_key Customer Name = Quest License Key = EANLCF3P56F8M1JB1K6RBJCBB6TBEP0 Product Name = SharePlex Oracle License type = demo key Expired on = 01/01/2008 12:00 AM
On Windows platforms, all licensing functions are performed through the SpUtils utility, including viewing the machine ID for a system. Launch the SpUtils utility from the shortcut on the Windows desktop.
Select the Information tab to view information about the local host that is required for Quest to generate a license key. In a cluster, run SpUtils on each node.
Use SpUtils to add a license key to a machine during the installation of SharePlex or afterward to convert from one type of license to another. In a cluster, run SpUtils on the primary node.
If SharePlex is running, do the following:
Select the SharePlex port number from the Port list.
Click Add License, then type or paste the information exactly as you received it from Quest, as follows:
(Windows Cluster) To add a license for another node in a cluster, select the Add Alternate Host Id check box, then select the machine ID from the CPU ID list box. Repeat this step to add a license to all secondary nodes in the cluster.
Click OK to close the utility.
To start SharePlex, do the following:
Select the License Key tab, then select the port number (if running multiple SharePlex instances) for which you want to view license information.
In a cluster, run SpUtils on each node to view the local license.
SharePlex runs as a service on the Windows platform. The service name is SharePlex port_number, where port_number is the port number associated with that SharePlex instance.
SharePlex is not installed as a Windows service during the initial installation. You must add and start the service through the SpUtils utility.
To add and start SharePlex as a service
The service is installed in auto-startup mode (start when the system starts) so that replication begins as soon as possible. To change startup status, use the Services applet of the Administrative Tools in the Windows Control Panel.